Fire

In May, the flamboyant or flame tree (Delonix regia) ignites the canopy surrounding the Peligre reservoir in Haiti's Central Plateau.

In May, the flamboyant or flame tree (Delonix regia) ignites the canopy surrounding the Peligre reservoir in Haiti’s Central Plateau. The reservoir itself is as controversial as it is beautiful. Dammed in the late 1950’s to provide electricity to Port au Prince, the Artibonite river valley was flooded, forcing families from fertile bottom lands farms to subsistence cultivation upon steep rocky slopes. May, 2015. [photo: Deborah McGrath]

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